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The Named Clothing Saunio Cardigan

The Saunio cardigan is number 2 on the Sew My Style project line up and the first Named Clothing pattern I’ve ever used. I can’t say I’m very impressed with the pattern to be honest. The fabric suggestions are incredibly vague so I decided to use a light weight, polyester voile so that it would… Continue reading The Named Clothing Saunio Cardigan

The Overlocker Series

How To Sew With Knits On Your Overlocker

I was asked how to sew knits on an overlocker. Answer – really easily! Honestly, it is so quick and easy, I LOVE it and I'm sure you will too. At college, I was told to tack (baste) every seam before sewing it. So when I made my first jersey vest top, I went through… Continue reading How To Sew With Knits On Your Overlocker

Pattern Testing

Making Luna Lapin eBook

I volunteered for a blog-hop opportunity with Sew and So UK and they picked me to review an ebook by Sarah Peel called Making Luna Lapin. My first impressions of the book were that this could be a lovely bonding project between parent or grandparent and child. How lovely would that be to be old and… Continue reading Making Luna Lapin eBook

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The So Over It Erin Skirt

It was Lisa's denim Erin skirt that caught my eye, I thought it was really versatile - totally my kind of garment - so I absolutely had to buy the ebook, My Capsule Wardrobe City Break. I love the details on this skirt - the pockets, the double topstitching on the pockets and the button stands,… Continue reading The So Over It Erin Skirt

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Tilly and the Buttons Coco Jumper Two

As we're getting to colder weather here in the UK, jumpers are definitely on the sewing agenda and I had a good amount of fabric left over after making my latest Burda jumper. It just so happened that Sewn were having a sewing afternoon at the shop as well. I wasn't able to go to the last one… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons Coco Jumper Two

Other

Mega Maker Challenge Update

Back in January, (wow - where has the time gone?!) I signed up to the Mega Maker Challenge to make as many things as possible during 2016, my original post is here. So from my original sewing list I have made the following: January - Burda 6846, option B with reinforced seams February - Colette Jasmine blouse, option 2 March… Continue reading Mega Maker Challenge Update

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Tilly and the Buttons Coco Jumper

A few weeks ago I attended the Sew Brizzle meet up and picked up some Ponte Roma in the fabric swap. I've never used this type of jersey before and boy, does my overlocker dislike it! It's slightly thicker than t-shirt jersey but not as thick as the organic jersey I used for my second Walkley dress. It's also… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons Coco Jumper

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Make It Yourself Walkley Dress Two

I've been eyeing the gorgeous Triangles jersey from Bloome Copenhagen for ages and after the success of my first Walkley dress, I finally knew what I would make with it. In my post about my first Walkley dress, I said I would refine the neckline, which I did by lowering the neckline and shoulder seams down by 4cm. This really helped take… Continue reading Make It Yourself Walkley Dress Two

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Make It Yourself Walkley Dress

My recent makes have been a bit blah and remain unfinished at the moment and I really needed a quick, satisfying make so I wouldn't lose my sew-jo; I decided to make the Walkley dress from Make It Yourself Collection. I cut the small size out - naughty girl couldn't be bothered to trace the pattern… Continue reading Make It Yourself Walkley Dress